Has summer snuck up on you? If you are not quite ready to plan parties, barbecues and events in your luxury outdoor living space because you are short on chairs, have no fear. Hauser’s Patio website now features the ability to find and order your Brown Jordan seating arrangements online. Simply browse through our wide selection of gorgeous outdoor furnishings crafted by industry icon Brown Jordan, select your options and click to purchase. It couldn’t be simpler! Are you ready to get started?
Why Choose Brown Jordan?
Brown Jordan has long been recognized as a premier manufacturer of luxury outdoor furnishings. The company was founded in 1945, right here in California, by two designers who made it a point to focus on creating iconic, timeless styles in an innovative manner. Those founding principles still hold sway today. Their designs continue to change with the times yet they maintain Brown Jordan’s exacting standards for producing relaxed, refined and luxurious outdoor furnishings. When it comes to high fashion married to superior craftsmanship, Brown Jordan sets the standard in the industry.
Brown Jordan Seating Arrangements Online
Hauser’s Patio is proud to offer the largest selection of Brown Jordan seating arrangements online in the San Diego area. We offer an unprecedented service to our customers – the ability to shop and purchase the furniture for your backyard oasis right here online, in the comfort of your own home.
When you need to add a new seating arrangement to your luxury outdoor living space, why not start by browsing through all the Brown Jordan selections online? Look at the various styles and decide on a collection that would go perfectly with the furnishings and landscaping already in your luxury backyard.
What Brown Jordan Seating Pieces Do You Need?
Next, decide which pieces from the collection would be the best fit for the space. If you have an outdoor fireplace, you may want to group a sofa or settee in front of the hearth flanked by a pair of deeply cushioned armchairs. Add ottomans so guests can prop their feet, or opt for a low cocktail table and occasional tables that provide a secure spot for everyone’s drinks.
When there’s a beautiful, serene pool with decking in your backyard oasis, you will definitely want to opt for a pair or more of chaise lounges. All Brown Jordan chaises feature loose cushions in your choice of fabric and the ability to adjust them from upright to horizontal (except for one version with woven frame). This makes them ultra-comfortable for any poolside activity.
If you and your family enjoy entertaining, consider a sectional sofa paired with swivel tilt chairs and lots of ottoman and occasional tables. It’s important to provide everyone with a place to put a drink and a plate of food. Opt for ottomans with removable cushions that can easily double as end tables. You may want to create one conversational area and then scatter other chairs throughout your backyard landscape to invite guests to wander through the area.
Shop Brown Jordan Seating Arrangements Online Now
There is no time like the present to get your backyard oasis ready for summertime fun. It’s so easy, quick and convenient to order your seating arrangements online so why not start browsing through the entire Brown Jordan collection now?
Hauser’s Patio is proud to present an extensive collection of shop online O.W. Lee outdoor seating products now available for purchase. No matter what you need and how you would like it customized, you can do it all from the comfort of your home or office and have it delivered straight to your door. Here’s what to expect from this convenient new online shopping experience.
Why Choose O.W. Lee?
At Hauser’s Patio, we carefully vet each and every supplier whose products we carry in our San Diego showroom. Including O.W. Lee in our inventory was an easy choice. This outdoor furnishings company has over seven decades of experience designing and producing furniture that you are proud to own. Each piece is handcrafted from the finest materials, using time-tested techniques combined with state-of-the-art equipment. The frame finishes are both beautiful and durable, and topped by the highest quality upholstered cushions. O.W. Lee has won numerous awards for design excellence. And they certainly understand the Southern California market and the discriminating tastes of homeowners; their manufacturing facility is located right here in state.
What is really unique about O.W. Lee is their vast array of styles – everything from sleek and modern lines to gorgeous, scrolled metalwork reminiscent of iconic Mediterranean design. No matter what style of furnishings you have – or want – in your backyard oasis, there is bound to be at least one collection of O.W. Lee outdoor seating to perfectly suit. Select from gliders, love seats, swivel lounge chairs, rockers, settees, sofas, sectionals, dining chairs or armchairs.
Make Your Selections Online
When you are looking for a seating piece or two or a whole collection to add to your luxury outdoor living space, look no further than to shop online O.W. Lee outdoor seating. We carry dozens of their most popular collections with the ability to order each piece right now, with the custom options you select.
Easily Customize Your O.W. Lee Outdoor Seating Pieces
Shop online O.W. outdoor seating at Hauser’s Patio to customize various features. All seating pieces from O.W. Lee are available in a large array of finish colors and textures. When it comes to the deep, supportive cushions that come with each seating piece, you have a choice of over 30 solid, gem-like colors and brightly-hued patterns.
When you click on the chair or sofa of your choice and make your finish and upholstery selections, consider adding additional pieces from the collection. We make it easy by showing related pieces below your selection. This way, you can easily create a custom seating arrangement in the same style for a gorgeous, unified look in your backyard oasis.
Shop Online O.W. Lee Outdoor Seating: Quick, Efficient and Convenient
We know you can’t always make it into our spacious showroom to find the seating pieces you need for your luxury outdoor space. And at times, you just don’t have the patience to wait for a shopping trip to select new outdoor furnishings. That’s why we have introduced this innovative approach to online shopping and ordering with the ability to customize finish and cushions. We invite you to browse through our online inventory now and find the O.W. outdoor seating pieces you want today.
Your luxury outdoor living area is not like anyone else’s – so why should your shade structures look the same as theirs? When you want a very specific style and know exactly what you are looking for, a great option is ordering a custom umbrella online. With just a few clicks, you can select the features you want, along with the perfect style of canopy. Here are some of the features you can select when designing a custom umbrella that makes a grand statement.
Let’s get straight to the point – the one feature of your custom umbrella that makes it stand out from all the rest is the color and/or pattern of the canopy and valance. Our custom umbrella selection uses Sunbrella fabric. This outdoor fabric is specifically made to keep its good looks no matter what it is subjected to. That is because the fabric is solution dyed, instead of printed. Sunbrella outdoor fabric is resistant to water, mold, mildew and fading, water resistant and extremely durable.
While it’s good to know that your custom umbrella will easily withstand weather, sun and water, what makes you custom umbrella so beautiful is the fabric style you choose. There are various patterns, colors and textures to select from, depending on the style of umbrella best suited to your space (octagonal or rectangular, stationary or mobile, cantilever or market).
Frame Finish and Mounting Options
Here is another way you can customize an outdoor umbrella and make it unique: by selecting the frame finish. Our octagonal umbrellas with push button tilt allow you to choose from six different finishes – light to dark. Each color makes a subtle difference in the overall look of the umbrella.
Speaking of frames, how will you mount your custom umbrella? Some of our umbrellas, such as a cantilever model, allow you to permanently mount them in ground, in a pool deck or similar material. While we do recommend securely mounting your custom umbrella, we realize this isn’t always an option. In this case, you can simply order your umbrella with a sturdy stand.
Type of Canopy
There are also various options for the canopy of your custom umbrella, including size. In a market style, octagonal umbrella, you can choose to add another wind vent (one wind vent is standard). Another choice is a designer cover, which features double wind vent covers in more than one type of fabric. A designer cover really allows you to get creative with the look of your umbrella.
Many of our custom umbrellas are available with the option to add a valance. This is just one more unique little touch that truly makes your custom-designed umbrella make a statement and stand out from the crowd.
Make a Statement in Your Backyard with a Custom Umbrella
With all the various ways you can design a custom umbrella that fits your luxury backyard perfectly, why wait? We invite you to browse through the selections online and find the umbrella you are interested in, then have fun choosing options to make it uniquely yours.
Hauser’s Patio is pleased to introduce a new way for you to get the beautiful, custom umbrella you need to top off the décor in your luxury outdoor living room. It’s as easy as clicking on the options you desire, right here on our website. You do not even need to visit our extensive showroom – although we’d love to be able to help you in person. But if you know what you want and you are pressed for time, you can easily order your own custom umbrella online in seconds and have it shipped straight to your home. Here’s what you need to know about this fantastic new website feature.
What Umbrellas Can You Customize Online?
All of the lovely shade umbrellas in our line of Treasure Garden products are available for sale online. And all of them allow you to customize at least one or more features. So no matter if you are looking for a cantilever umbrella, a tilting umbrella, a stationary umbrella or one that is fit for commercial use, you have plenty of options to make it look exactly as you’d like. You can choose from an octagonal or rectangular shape in most styles, as well.
What Features Can You Design For Your Custom Umbrella Online?
This really depends on the umbrella you choose. Let’s take a look at one popular custom umbrella that you can order online with plenty of options for design: the Polaris Cantilever Umbrella. This is a commercial grade shade feature that is quite durable but also beautiful.
This custom umbrella online is a wonderful choice for a luxury outdoor living area that needs the ability to move shade in different directions. It is available in three different sizes – from just over 9’ to 11’ in diameter – so it provides adequate shade coverage around the pool, on a backyard deck or across an open patio.
The canopy of this custom umbrella is crafted from marine weight Sunbrella fabric, specifically manufactured to stand up to the rigors of our Pacific coastal weather. Whether it’s sun, wind or sea spray, Sunbrella material ensures that your custom umbrella looks and functions perfectly for years. Choose from 52 gorgeous, bright colors sure to complement your outdoor décor. Add a valance if you prefer the extra shade coverage and a bit of design flair.
Next, determine where your customized umbrella will find a home. This determines the type of base required for installation. You have a choice to make your umbrella freestanding, so it can move wherever you desire, or mounted in-ground as a stationary fixture.
Take a Look at Each Custom Umbrella Online
The Polaris Cantilever Umbrella made by Treasure Garden is just one of the options you have here at Hauser’s Patio to design a custom umbrella online. Browse through all the models and have fun picking and choosing the features and fabric you want for your new outdoor shade structure.
Did you know? If you are planning to add a majestic fireplace to your luxury outdoor living space, you can special order one with custom features. And you don’t even need to come into our expansive showroom (although we welcome personal visits) – you can actually order an outdoor gas fireplace online just as you desire. At Hauser’s Patio, we are proud to introduce this handy new feature on our website and introduce you to the gorgeous fireplace styles we carry.
American Fyre Outdoor Gas Fireplaces
We have chosen American Fyre as our vendor for outdoor gas fireplaces. This is because they make superior products crafted from glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC). This composite material does not rust and will not burn. In addition, GFRC protects other materials nearby from heat. It is lightweight, yet extremely strong and durable as well as resistant to severe weather conditions like sun, high moisture and sea salt spray.
But more than the way GFRC is durable is the beautiful look and textured feel of natural stone that it imparts to American Fyre outdoor gas fireplaces. This versatile material also allows the company to design with many different shapes, textures and colors.
Choose Your Customized Options
First, determine the size of your outdoor gas fireplace. All of the models referenced above are available in different sizes and configurations.
Now think about the logistics of installing your outdoor gas fireplace. You can choose whether or not your model is vented. This determines where the excess heat is displaced – through a vent or through the front of the hearth. You also have a choice about where the gas source comes into the fireplace (from the back or underneath) and where to place the gas valve (right or left).
Once you’ve selected the model you are interested in, take some time to consider which aesthetic options will work best in your application. There are four colors to choose from: light or dark and two shades in between. Each pigment shade is blended with the GFRC material so it is cast all the way throughout the fireplace and will never crack, chip or fade.
With the color specified, this is the perfect time to add fire media for your outdoor gas fireplace online order. While natural-looking logs are always a popular option, you may want to update your hearth with stones, fyre glass or fyre gems for a totally modern look.
It Couldn’t Be Easier to Order a Custom Gas Fireplace Online
We invite you to browse through our site and find the American Fyre gas fireplace online that best suits your needs and order it today. It does take several weeks for your custom fireplace to be delivered, so the sooner the better. In no time you will be able to easily install your new outdoor gas fireplace and enjoy its warmth and cozy ambience for years to come.
You are a discriminating Southern California homeowner who is passionate about creating a luxurious backyard oasis. So the last thing you want to worry about is having cookie-cutter features installed. That’s why Hauser’s Patio now has custom outdoor fireplaces to add a touch of cozy warmth and elegant beauty to your outdoor living space. One of those is the Grand Cordova Outdoor Fireplace by American Fyre. Here’s what you need to know about this classically styled, gas-burning fireplace.
Why Choose American Fyre?
At Hauser’s Patio, we carefully vet each and every manufacturer whose outdoor furnishing and accessory lines we carry. American Fyre is no exception to this rule. Not only are their designs masterfully crafted from glass-reinforced concrete meant to last long past their three-year warranty period, they are available with lots of customizable options. This makes American Fyre, and particularly the Grand Cordova Outdoor Fireplace, a very popular choice with our discerning clientele.
Customize the Basics
The Grand Cordova Outdoor Fireplace is fueled by natural gas or propane, and it comes with a firebox liner. You can customize features such as whether or not you want the fireplace vented (which exhausts heat out the top or back of the unit) and where to place the key valve (either on the right or left side). You choose where the gas source comes from; the back (which requires extra clearance space) and underneath the fireplace are the two options.
Customize Its Looks
First of all, the Grand Cordova is available in several different sizes and configurations. Select which one will work best in your luxury outdoor living room based on its location and any size restrictions. There is everything from a Grand to Grand Petite to Reduced in terms of size. The various models all look just a little bit different in terms of height and style and hearth tailoring, as well.
What color scheme does your backyard oasis use? You will be glad to know there are four different options for the color of the Sedona heavy texture finish on the Grand Cordova Outdoor Fireplace – everything from light to dark.
Customize your outdoor gas fireplace further by opting to add accessories such as a rain cap, scroll screen and protector plate. Of course, the species and look of the gas log set you choose also make a big difference in its style.
A Customized Grand Cordova Outdoor Fireplace is What You Need
Will all its features, durability and ways to customize the look and functionality of a Grand Cordova Outdoor Fireplace from American Fyre, why not picture it gracing your backyard oasis. Both stylish during the day and inviting on chilly nights, a customizable outdoor gas fireplace from American Fyre is just the thing for every luxury San Diego outdoor living room.
You enjoy the finer things in your life. And so you should. You live in one of the most beautiful places in the world and your luxury outdoor living space should be set up as an al fresco room that invites you to sit back, relax, unwind and enjoy a spectacular view. To enhance that experience, why not consider adding an outdoor cocktail bar or lounge area? It’s easy to create an upscale, comfortable place when you choose pieces from the Tommy Bahama Blue Olive Collection.
What’s Your Vibe?
Whether you are mad about martinis, a craft beer enthusiast or a wine connoisseur, the classic design of the Tommy Bahama Blue Olive Collection is sure to resonate with your sense of style and taste. The lines are clean and contemporary, so they blend well with any type of décor you may already have in your luxury outdoor living room. These pieces are crafted from textured aluminum and dressed in all-weather wicker with a channeled herringbone design. This elegant design is made by fusing five different colors of synthetic wicker in each strand.
Make the outdoor furnishings you choose from the Tommy Bahama Blue Olive Collection a perfect fit for your backyard oasis by customizing them. You have a choice of colors for the Weatherstone top, which resembles the beautiful patterns and hues found in natural slate. Another option is the durable WeatherGuard cushion fabric, which can be ordered in a wide variety of colors and subtle patterns.
Put Together Your Outdoor Cocktail Bar
Let’s start with a Blue Olive buffet table, which is the ideal place to store mixers, ice buckets and glassware. Nearby, add a bistro table and surround it with two to four swivel bar stools. This is the perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail along with a few hors d’oeuvres on the back patio all year round. Or, go with the more traditional setup of sofa and cocktail table.
Beyond the patio, add a Blue Olive fire pit. This is the place where you and your guests will gather each evening and maybe even during the day, especially in the cooler months. You will definitely need lots of plush, comfortable seating in the form of a pair of lounge chairs or gliders and perhaps an ottoman or two. The ottomans are great pieces to include in your outdoor cocktail bar since they take up little space and can easily be moved from one area to the next. Opt for a storage ottoman to get even more mileage out of this useful little gem.
Lastly, consider scattering several Blue Olive end tables throughout your luxury outdoor area. These are very handy during larger parties, when you may need to add extra seating, so your guests have a convenient place to set their drinks.
Design Today, Enjoy Tomorrow
Of course, your luxury outdoor cocktail bar will only be in your dreams unless you get started designing it. We understand that you may need a bit of help sorting through all the options for the sophisticated pieces in the Tommy Bahama Blue Olive Collection. That’s what we are here to do. Let’s get your cocktail bar furnishings ordered today so you can enjoy your luxury outdoor living space soon.
Now is the time to get outdoors and enjoy the great spring weather in San Diego. For most of us, that means relaxing on the back deck while enjoying a mouthwatering barbecue, a carefully crafted cocktail or a spectacular sunset. But chances are your backyard oasis could use a bit of a refresh in the way of new outdoor furniture. If that is the case, consider the Brown Jordan Calcutta Collection to dress up your deck in tropical style.
About the Brown Jordan Calcutta Collection
Brown Jordan is the gold standard when it comes to luxury outdoor furnishings designed in classic styles. Their high quality pieces are made from durable aluminum and upholstery options specifically designed to withstand the sometimes brutal Southern California sun and sea spray.
With the Brown Jordan Calcutta Collection, expect nothing less than the superior construction that is the hallmark of this company’s outdoor furniture lines. This collection is actually based on one originally created in 1967 by Hall Bradley. It is inspired by classic Chippendale lines and reimagined with today’s expert manufacturing and design techniques. The seating pieces in the Calcutta collection are characterized by an exotic bamboo pattern and graceful, tapered legs. There are several options for tables: glass or cast tops, small to large sizes, a slot for an umbrella and a stylish “x” brace that furthers the tropical vibe.
Tips for Using Brown Jordan Calcutta Collection to Dress Up Your Deck
Using these elegantly designed pieces to dress up your deck is simple. Here are a few design tips to help you incorporate Calcutta furnishings to achieve your goals.
How Do Use Your Backyard Oasis?
The first consideration is the activities you typically engage in outdoors. Is it just you and a spouse who enjoy reading, cocktail hour and intimate nights in front of a fire? Or do you have a passion for entertaining and expect lots of guests to visit your home throughout the summer? Perhaps you’ve got kids who often invite friends over for pool parties and games. Each of these scenarios requires different outdoor furnishings and accessories.
Make Sure the Seating is Super Comfy
You won’t ever use your luxury outdoor living room unless it has plush and plentiful seating. This is where it’s easy to choose pieces from the Brown Jordan Calcutta Collection. There are plenty of chairs with deep upholstery, which is available in a wide variety of colors and patterns. In our opinion, a couple of chaise lounges are de rigeur for any backyard deck. Be sure to add lots of throw pillows, not only for a pop of bright color, but to add to your comfort. Plus, replacing pillows is an easy way to update your outdoor furnishings next year.
Add Outdoor Furniture that Makes Your Deck Feel like a Room
Don’t forget about the little things that make a big difference when it comes to comfort and functionality. We’re talking about things like occasional tables sprinkled throughout seating arrangements, a bistro table and chairs to enjoy your morning coffee, an ottoman to rest your feet and an umbrella for your outdoor dining table to keep the elements at bay.
The Brown Jordan Calcutta Collection makes it easy to dress up your deck and get it ready to use every day – no matter how you and your family enjoy time outdoors.
Not everyone’s luxury outdoor living room is created equally. Backyards come in all shapes and sizes, with or without a pool, deck or covered patio. It is important to find high quality outdoor furniture that fits the area with which you have to work.
With that in mind, Hauser’s Patio is pleased to offer the Brown Jordan Parkway Collection. It includes the Parkway Cushion and Parkway Modular sets of fine furnishings. Here’s what you’ll want to know about these exciting pieces.
Made with the High Standards of Brown Jordan
When it comes to the highest quality outdoor furnishings, Brown Jordan is recognized as the gold standard in the industry. The company was founded in 1945 right here in California. That means they recognize the demands of our weather on outdoor furniture as well as pay homage to the lifestyle that is uniquely ours. Luxurious yet relaxed, refined yet casual, the designs of Brown Jordan are gracefully designed and highly functional.
In the Parkway Collection, traditional style is fused with clean lines reminiscent of the Modernism art movement. The frames are geometric but not so contemporary that the design does not easily mesh with any type of outdoor décor. All pieces start with an extruded aluminum frame which is topped by deeply plush seat cushions to provide comfort as well as style.
The Parkway Cushion Collection
For seating options made to be used and enjoyed, cushioned pieces from the Brown Jordan Parkway Collection are a welcome addition to your luxury outdoor living space. They are available as a sofa, loveseat, lounge chair, ottoman, motion chair, armchair or swivel rocker.
The arms of each seat are pleasantly smooth. The upholstery can be ordered in durable Suncloth. All pieces provide luxurious support throughout your luxurious backyard oasis in your choice of powder coat finish colors as well as fabric colors or patterns.
The Parkway Modular Collection
The Modular Collection from Brown Jordan is made to coordinate with the Cushion Collection. There are ten pieces available, any of which can be positioned to form geometric shapes, from circles to rectangles to a classic “L” shape, when added to cushioned seats. Choose from occasional tables, ottomans, round sectional chairs and center sectional seats. If you wish, choose to add optional woven panels in chocolate brown to the chair backs as a contrast to the sleek metal frames.
This is an excellent way to accommodate large groups during barbecues, outdoor parties and events. In fact, adding modular pieces to a Parkway Cushion set allows you to easily spread comfortable seating groups across your luxury outdoor living space.
Brown Jordan Parkway Collection for the Best Seating
Can you ever have too many seats in your luxury outdoor living space? Make sure you are ready for summer entertaining by adding the classic good looks of the Brown Jordan Parkway Collection to your backyard. We can even help you design groupings based on the shape of your outdoor space and how you use it – just ask.
Now is the perfect time to start thinking about how you can transform your blah backyard into a sumptuous oasis meant for rest and relaxation. After all, you will soon be using your outdoor space again day and night to enjoy the cool Pacific breezes and bask in the San Diego sun. Of course, you will want to ensure there is adequate space for entertaining, as well. If you are a fan of classic good looks, such as you will find in the Tommy Bahamas Outdoors Black Sands Collection, then we’ve got several tips for you to get started on your own luxury backyard oasis.
A Fire Pit for Cool Weather
How about starting out with a lovely seating area where you can chase away the nighttime chill? As part of the Tommy Bahamas Outdoor Black Sands Collection, the fire pit is considered a must-have piece for your luxury backyard oasis. This fire pit is a beauty in its own right, combining a gorgeous, mosaic-style travertine and marble top surrounding the flame bowl, which is fueled by natural gas or propane. The base takes the iconic Black Sands x-motif and dresses it up in a tortoise shell finish.
Of course, this gorgeous fire pit needs seating pieces to make it the popular gathering place. We suggest surrounding the fire pit with at least four Black Sands swivel chairs. These seats represent comfort at its finest, with deep, plush cushions and upholstered bases. The striking x pattern follows the line of the chairs while the swivel capability allows guests to comfortably converse with those on either side.
Cushy Patio Seating Group
You may want to add another seating group closer to the house, perhaps underneath the overhang of your back porch. This is an excellent spot to place a Black Sands sofa, which easily seats three of more. The deep umber-colored frame is durably crafted from cast aluminum intricately designed in the classic French quatrefoil pattern. But what makes this outdoor sofa a real beauty is the legs, with their sensual turned shape.
Next, add a pair of Black Sands armchairs or swivel rockers to set at either end of the sofa. In the middle, a cocktail ottoman is a practical, yet elegant piece softened by upholstery surrounding the removable center tray. Use the ottoman for drinks at a party, or as an extra seat. For everyday use, this ottoman is a comfortable place to prop up your feet at the end of a long day.
Add a Dining Area to Your Luxury Backyard Oasis
Lastly, no backyard oasis would be complete without a place to enjoy a delicious dinner al fresco. Of course, the Tommy Bahama Outdoor Black Sands Collection features dining tables and chairs in the same interlocking x and laced ribbon design. Choose from a bistro table for intimate meals, a rectangular dining table for larger parties or a round shape with cast top for everyday use. All tables are crafted from cast aluminum finished in the deep umber with soft gold undertone color that characterizes the Black Sands Collection. Select from traditional dining chairs or those with rocker bases.
With Tommy Bahama Outdoor Black Sands Collection, it’s easy to imagine your outdoor living space as a luxury backyard oasis fit for royalty.
It’s a fact that everyone who builds an upscale outdoor living area needs to consider adding a heat and flame feature. This is especially important when you wish to create seating and conversation areas that invite people to relax and enjoy the hypnotic and warming flames of a fireplace or fire pit. A fire feature anchors the space with style, form and function. But which option is the best for your outdoor living room? Let’s take a look at the differences so you can make an informed decision.
The Pros and Cons of an Outdoor Gas Fireplace
We all know about the differences between a man and a woman. One area where those differences come to play is in the type of fire feature each prefers. In the case of an outdoor fireplace, this is usually the top priority for the female head of household. She is sure to envision herself lounging in front of a fireplace on a chilly night, cuddling with her significant other while enjoying a glass of fine wine.
An outdoor fireplace is the classic choice. Fireplaces have been in use for centuries as a source of heat and cooking flames. But beyond the fireplace’s reputation standing the test of time, here are some additional considerations.
For one, only a handful of people can comfortably sit in front of a fireplace and enjoy its warmth. You will need to carefully select the seating arrangement for the fireplace so that it can be enjoyed by the maximum number of guests. Because an outdoor fireplace takes up a lot of space, it can often block the wind and the view in your backyard – which could be a good thing if you wish to gain privacy from neighbors. The larger size adds a dramatic flair and anchor to your outdoor living room, but also costs more to install.
The Pros and Cons of a Gas Fire Pit
The fire pit is traditionally the favored choice of the man in your home. Most likely, this is because it allows him to recreate a camping experience with his buddies, sitting around the fire with a cigar and swapping adventure stories while sipping on a glass of aged scotch.
Fire pits are the modern option for a luxury outdoor living space. They are available in a wide array of styles, shapes, sizes and heights. A fire pit can be built-in or mobile. All these features make a fire pit the easiest choice for updating any type of backyard or patio.
Outside of the large variety of styles, fire pits are the natural choice for parties, since they easily accommodate up to a dozen people or more in seating arrangements around the perimeter. Their lower profile means that a fire pit won’t block a fantastic view. However, that smaller size also means that a fire pit can’t block the wind.
Fireplace or Fire Pit – Which Will You Choose?
Now that you know more about both, will a fireplace or fire pit be your best choice? If you are still having trouble deciding, we invite you to come in and talk to use about all the possibilities for a heat and flame feature sure to complement your lifestyle and your luxury outdoor living space.
Of course, fire pits are enormously popular for the winter months in Southern California. But, with a bit of consideration for style and functionality, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy gorgeous fire pits and fire tables throughout the year. Here are our top picks for additions to your luxury outdoor living area you’ll love.
Like Moths to the Flame
In our opinion, no outdoor living room is complete without some type of fire feature, whether that’s a fireplace, fire pit, fire table or fire urn. This is where a group of people naturally gravitate to converse and enjoy the mesmerizing sight of dancing flames. Yes, indeed, many of us may be social butterflies but when it comes to an outdoor fire, we are more like moths to the flame.
This is true, no matter the season. And with outdoor gas fire pits and fire tables, it is easy to keep the heat at a minimum while the attraction of the flames is maximized through the use of gorgeous backdrops, fire glass and accessories. Gas fire pits and fire tables are more about the ambience and emotional warmth they add to any outdoor space. They stand out by day as a gorgeous addition to a patio or deck while naturally becoming the focal point of any nighttime event.
Fire Pits and Fire Tables Serve Multiple Purposes
Today’s fire pits are available in a large variety of shapes and sizes. They can be low to the ground, like a coffee table, or pub height, appropriate for use with barstools. But even more than that, fire tables are made for dining and entertaining. Even when the summer heat is upon us, fire pits and fire tables are a great place to gather, with or without the gas flames turned on. In other words, fire pits and fire tables are outdoor furnishings with uses beyond heat.
Unlike outdoor gas fireplaces, fire pits and fire tables are less expensive and easier to add to your outdoor living room décor. If you choose a style that can easily be moved – such as this one, which uses a propane tank for fuel – it allows for maximum versatility. They can be placed closer to the house during colder winter months and moved farther out on sultry summer nights.
Another way to ensure you use fire pits and fire tables all year long is for making s’mores and roasting marshmallows or hot dogs. This is always fun, no matter the season, but especially so over long, summer holiday weekends.
With a gas fire feature, there is no need to gather wood or smell like a campfire after igniting the flames. It is super quick and easy, with some models even available with a remote control feature. That makes them a superior choice in any season.
And finally, with a gas fire table made for cooking, you are sure to find yourself using it every month of the year. A cooking fire table is the perfect way to make healthy food and enjoy dining alfresco throughout the seasons. Especially during hot months, it makes sense to cook outdoors rather than heating up your indoor space.
Fire Pits and Fire Tables Provide Year-Round Entertainment
While now is the perfect time to install fire pits and fire tables to heat your luxury outdoor living space, you can look forward to using them all year long, even in the hot months of a San Diego summer and fall.
Now is the perfect time of year to upgrade your outdoor space so you can use it all year round. And since there is still a chill in the air, focusing on everyone’s favorite luxury outdoor living room addition – the firepit – is a great place to start. Here are our suggestions for transforming your backyard from the pit of misery to a cool party place with a new, updated firepit in the style that suits your needs.
The Best Firepit for Warmth
Is the most common use for a firepit in your backyard to provide warmth? Then you’ll want a firepit with the largest space for natural-looking gas flames. This is especially true if you often host parties with lots of friends and family who gather on the patio or around the deck.
Take a look at this Metrop fire pit from O.W. Lee. It is crafted from sturdy aluminum in a classic style meant to complement any type of outdoor décor. The rectangular shape is perfect for providing warmth to many people and the occasional table height allows them to comfortably stand or sit. For larger parties and larger outdoor spaces, the Metrop is the best firepit.
The Best Firepit for Contemporary Style
If you have not been shopping for a fire pit recently, you are in for a pleasant surprise. There are so many shapes, styles, materials and heights to choose from that it can be overwhelming to make a choice. Let us help with you that.
Here’s a very sleek and contemporary firepit. Who says your fire pit needs to look like a table? The Eclipse, pictured here, is actually a fire urn made from fiberglass reinforced concrete. It’s a great height for parties where you want guests to stand and mingle while still enjoying the mesmerizing flames and cozy heat of a gas fire. Consider adding more than one Eclipse (four to form a square would be great) to your luxury outdoor living space for an even more dramatic effect.
The Best Firepit for Dining Al Fresco
Do you and your family enjoy eating outdoors all year long? Then a gas firepit that doubles as a dining table is the perfect firepit for your backyard.
Featured here is the Classical, rectangular firepit dining table from Castelle. It features plenty of space for eight or more people to sit comfortably due to its 96” length. And all that surface space is accented by the gorgeous green tiles that are made to withstand all types of San Diego weather. Imagine you and your friends and family sitting around this dining table, enjoying a meal and perhaps toasting s’mores in the dancing gas flames afterward.
No More Pit of Misery
Hopefully, with these suggestions for the best firepit, you can visualize your luxury outdoor living space as a warm and inviting place to host any type of gathering.
With Valentine’s Day coming soon, we thought it appropriate to focus an article this month on romance. Yes, love is in the air, and it will be even easier to treat yourself and someone special to a romantic evening when you install an outdoor gas fireplace in your luxury outdoor living space.
An Outdoor Gas Fireplace is Your Hot Tub’s Best Friend
Do you and your significant other enjoy spending cool winter nights in San Diego relaxing in jets of thermal bubbles? This is the perfect time of year to spend the end of the day in a heated tub, letting the jets spray your aches away. But as we all know, getting out of the hot tub means stepping right into a cool blast of air.
Rather than putting a damper on your evening, getting out of the hot tub can be just as relaxing as staying in it. The key is installing an outdoor gas fireplace nearby. Simply flip a switch to get the flames and warmth going before you slip into the hot tub. Make sure there are lots of plush rugs and comfy seating with deep upholstery in front of the fireplace for the perfect place to snuggle up after a soak.
Dining Outdoors is Romantic
Are you planning a romantic dinner for you and your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day – or any other day? There’s just something about eating in the fresh air of your backyard, at a table lit with candles and set with fine china, that screams romance. Add a bucket of champagne and a fresh floral arrangement and the scene is set for love.
But wait…it gets downright chilly at night. Add an outdoor gas fireplace and you’ll be toasty warm as you enjoy a gourmet meal al fresco. Plus, it’s easy to use, clean and quick to heat up. Now there’s something to toast to.
Cuddling Outdoors is the Perfect After Dinner Activity
Perhaps you and your significant other are making plans to go out and celebrate Valentine’s Day this year with dinner and a show. What better way to relax after an exciting night of entertainment than by sinking into the plush cushions of an outdoor love seat and enjoying a hot cup of coffee. Make it even more special with an outdoor gas fireplace to keep your tootsies toasty. That outdoor fireplace is also a great place to make s’mores for dessert while the two of you are mesmerized by dancing flames.
Stargazing With Your Sweetie
If your idea of fun runs more to the astronomical, a night of stargazing while lying on a layer of blankets in the backyard may be just the ticket for romance at your house. The light from an outdoor gas fireplace is just enough to make it safe without interfering with the magnificent sight of billions of twinkling stars and planets in the solar system. And it doesn’t hurt that the fireplace provides a touch of warmth on a chilly night.
Glamping at Home
The trend of glamping – glamorous camping with all the comforts of home – is still a popular one. But there’s no need to get in the car and drive beyond the city limits to enjoy this romantic activity. Remember how fun it was to sleep in a tent in the backyard when you were a kid? Why not recreate that fun with your sweetheart? Grab a sleeping bag, light a fire in the outdoor gas fireplace, roast hot dogs and take a night away from all the noise of electronic devices. Focusing solely on each other amid a backdrop of dancing flames is a surefire way to rekindle romance.
Romance is easier with the ambience and warmth of an outdoor gas fireplace.
When it comes to adding warmth, ambience and mesmerizing flames to your luxury outdoor living space, you have plenty of options. If a standard fire pit or fireplace simply doesn’t fit your sense of style, check out these contemporary and stylistic options of fire tables, fire bowls, firefalls or fire urns.
About Fire Tables
Fire tables are just exactly what you would expect: a standard outdoor table, but with the added bonus of a gas fire bowl in the middle. They come in various heights for dining, sitting, standing or for use as coffee tables or occasional tables. These fire tables are crafted from glass fiber reinforced concrete. Each one features a hidden space in the middle to hold a five-gallon propane tank, although they can also be ordered for use with natural gas. You can also add accessories, such as a clear wind guard, and choose from various types of fire media to enhance the contemporary look.
About Fire Bowls
It’s a simple design concept: take a large bowl of glass fiber reinforced concrete with an opening through the middle to add gas-fueled flames. But the variety of styles, colors and sizes available is anything except simple. The beauty of a fire bowl is that it can be placed just about anywhere – from sitting atop a table to becoming part of the groundscaping. Choose to elevate it with a pedestal, if desired. For an even more dramatic effect, combine a fire bowl with a water spout for running water that meets dancing flames for a real “wow” effect. A fire bowl is a perfect, warm addition to even the smallest of backyard spaces.
For a truly dramatic way to provide realistic flames, ambient warmth and a touch of pure style to your luxury outdoor living space, consider a firefall. Although the basic structure is much like an outdoor fireplace, firefalls more resemble a waterfall. The difference is that dancing flames along the bottom highlight the water cascading over the backdrop of the piece. That backdrop can be quite artistic, featuring artisan glass tiles and LED light strips to further enhance the gorgeous effect of water meeting flame. Choose from traditional fire media, such as realistic logs, or opt for modern stones or fireglass.
About Fire Urns
Finally, fire urns are yet another option for a backyard that would benefit from a touch of warmth and style. Much like a fire bowl, fire urns are standalone objects with a space in the middle for a gas-fueled fire pit. Fire urns are available in a wide selection of sizes, heights, styles and colors – everything from classical Greek to transitional shapes to contemporary styles. Place a handful of fire urns around your luxury outdoor living space for maximum effect, and maximum comfort, even on the coldest San Diego nights.
If you’ve only considered outdoor fireplaces for your backyard, deck or patio, then perhaps it is time to think outside the box. We invite you to take a look at our fire tables, fire bowls, firefalls and fire urns for a stylish twist.
If you are like the majority of Americans, you resolved to make this the year that you will eat better, get healthy and perhaps lose a few pounds. But did you ever consider how a few additions to your luxury outdoor living space may help you achieve those goals? Take a moment and read through this article for fresh ideas on how you can eat healthier in 2018 with outdoor dining.
Dine Al Fresco
Our first suggestion is for you enjoy outdoor dining as much as possible. With our mild San Diego winter, it is quite easy to find at least one or two nights a week when it makes sense to skip the dining room and take your dinner plate outside. Simply eating outdoors helps you to reduce stress levels, enjoy the food on your plate more and aid digestion.
Of course, when you eat outdoors, it’s important to be comfortable. One way to accomplish this is to add a portable outdoor heater to your backyard or patio. These compact units use a standard five-gallon propane tank to fuel up to 10 hours of clean and draft-free circle of ambient heat. Propane heaters move with you, so you can stay toasty and cozy anywhere in your outdoor space.
Cook Your Own Food
Perhaps the easiest way to eat “clean” and lose a few pounds in the process is by preparing your own food at home. When you eat out – even at an upscale establishment – you can’t control what is in your meal.
You don’t have to make anything fancy to eat well when outdoor dining. Choose a lean protein, load up on vegetables and opt for complex carbs on the side. One easy way to accomplish a simple but healthy meal like this is to make kabobs marinated in an herb-flavored sauce. And cooking your kabobs couldn’t be easier when you have a fire table or fire pit in the backyard. Accessorize it with a cooking kit and you’ve got the perfect place to relax outdoors, as well as the perfect place to cook a fresh, healthy meal.
Be Mindful of Your Meals when Outdoors Dining
Finally, your healthy New Year’s resolutions will be easier to keep if you simply focus on being more mindful of what you eat. This is perhaps easier than you might think, as long as you properly set the stage. Put together a dining area in your luxury outdoor living space that invites you to sit and stay for a while. Sink into seats with deep cushions arranged around a beautifully designed fire table or fire pit. Enjoy an adult beverage while you wait for your healthy kabobs to cook, then take your time eating, savoring each bite. At the end of the meal, cleanup is quick and easy, which allows you to spend more time being mesmerized by the gas flames and basking in their warmth. Mindful eating = healthy dining.
Now is the Time to Make Healthy Changes
When it comes to achieving your New Year’s resolutions, there is no time like the present to get started. Call or come into our showroom so you can find the cooking fire pit, propane heater and accessory kit that will make it simple to eat better through outdoor dining now and throughout the entire year.
If you own a home in the San Diego area, an outdoor gas fireplace is a must. It is something that you may find yourself using all year round and it adds value to your home. In addition, here are 10 more reasons why you need to add an outdoor gas fireplace to your home.
Makes the Outdoors Warm and Cozy
There are few things better than a fireplace for providing a toasty, cozy atmosphere. Just watching the realistic gas flames flicker is mesmerizing, but the heat is exactly what you need to feel snug on a chilly night. In front of the outdoor gas fireplace is where everyone will gather during parties and barbecues.
Easy, Instant Warmth
Your outdoor fireplace is fueled by gas – either propane or natural gas – so it’s simple and quick to light it. Add a remote control to your outdoor gas fireplace, and it’s even easier to enjoy flickering flames and cozy warmth in minutes.
Clean Source of Heat
Unlike traditional outdoor fireplaces, one that is fueled by gas requires no stack of firewood, no fire starters and no messy ashes to clean up. A gas fireplace is the clean and neat way to enjoy your luxury outdoor living space year-round.
Low Operating Cost
Since you don’t have to source, buy and stack firewood, an outdoor gas fireplace is actually much more energy efficient and cost efficient than a traditional fireplace. Depending on where you live, your new fireplace can operate on natural gas or propane.
No matter the style and landscaping of your back yard, there is a gorgeous outdoor gas fireplace to complement it. This becomes the focal point of your outdoor living area, sure to enhance your outdoor décor. Even when it’s not in use, it looks good with the addition of a decorative cover.
Do you have a large backyard, patio or deck? Then you need a grand fireplace that isn’t dwarfed by the dimensions of your outdoor space. Add extension panels to both sides for even more coverage. Even if you only have a small patio to warm, there is an outdoor gas fireplace just the right size to keep you warm in any weather.
Did you know? You can select various accessories and fire media to turn your outdoor gas fireplace into the piece de resistance of your backyard. We’re talking river rocks or glass gems instead of logs and special little touches, such as fireproof, decorative acorns, pinecones and branches. You can even choose a firefall, instead of a fireplace, for additional visual interest.
At Hauser’s Patio, we not only sell the best outdoor gas fireplaces on the market, we can install them for you, too. Just select your favorite model and we will order it, deliver it, set it up and connect it to a gas source so you will be enjoying your new fireplace safely, in no time.
Use Your Fireplace in Any Weather
With an outdoor gas fireplace, you will stay warm and toasty even when the weather is chilly, rainy or windy. Optional rain vents, wind guards and protector plates ensure that the gas flames stay lit.
Finally, expect your outdoor gas fireplace to last a long time. Most are constructed from glass fiber reinforced concrete, which requires little maintenance to keep its good looks for years to come. Plus, all our outdoor fireplaces are backed by comprehensive warranties.
Let’s find the perfect outdoor gas fireplace for your backyard today.
No doubt you’ve been following the news about the heavy snows and freezing temperatures affecting the entire Eastern region of the United States. And no doubt that makes you feel even better about living in temperate, sunny Southern California. It would be a shame to waste our beautiful weather by spending all your time indoors. With that in mind, let’s look at a few ways you can comfortably sit on your back patio or deck and relax, no snow shovels or parkas necessary, to enjoy the great outdoors year round – such as adding outdoor fire pits.
Portable Outdoor Heaters
For a simple and easy way to bring warmth to wherever you wish to hang out, portable outdoor heaters are an excellent solution. Fueled by propane, these units are ideal in a situation where you have a large outdoor space and move about it often. Because this heater is portable, it moves with you throughout the back yard. This is also an excellent option for outdoor parties. With additional people on the deck or patio, a portable outdoor heater ensures that everyone is warm and cozy throughout the evening.
Outdoor Fire Pits
Of course, one of the more popular options for heating your backyard is with outdoor fire pits. If you have not been shopping for outdoor fire pits recently, you will be amazed at the choices you have regarding style, size, material, shape, finish, texture and fire media.
You can pick between counter height, dining height, occasional table or chat height, for instance. Round, square, rectangular or pillar – whatever shape suits your outdoor space is available. Look for options in metal or glass fiber reinforced concrete for the base and porcelain tile, copper or other metals for the top.
If the design element of a fire pit is the most important consideration, rest assured you have plenty of options. Whether your taste runs to southwestern, contemporary, traditional or classic European there is sure to be a style that fits perfectly into your outdoor décor.
For some, it is function over form that plays a key role in the decision. Once again, your choices are nearly endless. There are outdoor fire pits made specifically to join seating arrangements, as dining tables or bar height fire pits for bar stools or standing. No matter how you plan on using your fire pit, we can recommend a model that functions just as you wish.
For a more permanent solution, you may want to add an outdoor fireplace to your luxury living space. Decide whether you would like to fuel the fireplace with propane or gas and then it’s merely a matter of finding a design that catches your eye.
What most people like best about an outdoor fireplace is how clean, easy and quick they are to use. Add a remote for ultimate convenience and you’ll be enjoying cozy, realistic flames outside in a matter of seconds. An outdoor fireplace not only adds warmth and character to your luxury outdoor living space, it also adds to the value of your home.
Are you ready to get out and enjoy the beautiful winter weather we enjoy here in the San Diego area? Then you must make plans to stop in to Hauser’s Patio soon to look at our portable heaters, outdoor fire pits and outdoor fireplaces.
The countdown to 2018 is on. If you’re like the majority of Americans, after the revelry and hype of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day is over, you will be dreaming of a fresh start for your goals, your life and your home. What better way to start anew than to replace that old, dirty, wood-burning fireplace with a brand new gas fireplace insert? Here are some of the top advantages of switching to gas.
Wood burning stoves and fireplaces are a nice source of heat when the nights in San Diego drop in temperature. But they are also messy, dirty and prone to accidents. We’ve seen our share of accidents due to hot embers in a garbage bin, logs that pop cinders onto nearby upholstery and gunked-up flues that don’t allow a fire to burn properly. A fireplace is also a hazard to kids who are playing nearby and may accidentally touch or fall into the hearth.
With a new gas fireplace insert, none of these factors are a concern. Gas burns clean and efficiently, without the high temperatures and open flames of a wood-burning fireplace. Glass doors make it even safer by providing a barrier between the gas flames and those enjoying them.
There’s no need for your new gas fireplace insert to be boring. The burner itself is available in various styles, in addition to the ways you can customize the surround of the old wood fireplace with its new gas insert. There are plenty of ways to add dramatic effects by using gorgeous glass or gems, available in different sizes, shapes and colors. This results in a unique “fire and ice” effect that is truly breathtaking.
If you are more of a traditionalist, opt for realistic looking ceramic logs in a wide variety of sizes and species. You can also add decorative, flame-proof baubles to the hearth in the form of cast pine cones, acorns and leaves.
Whether your home is decorated in a contemporary, traditional or transitional style, we can help you put together a gas fireplace insert and accessories that look right at home in your home.
Streamline Your Life
The last thing you need to worry about is finding firewood and ensuring you have an adequate supply for the winter months. Why not get rid of the hassle, mess and expense of stacking logs and making fires in a traditional fireplace? There’s an easier, safer way to enjoy mesmerizing flames and it’s with a gas fireplace insert.
At Hauser’s Patio, we offer several gas burners to choose from, each with a different type and size of flame. Add a remote control to turn the flames on and off and you’ve got a very convenient and safe way to instantly start a fire. Maintaining an even temperature is easy, too, due to a thermostat that monitors the heat output. We’ll even install the new gas fireplace insert of your choice.
Adding a new gas fireplace insert is a clean, efficient and effortless way to warm your home. And it is better for the environment than a traditional wood-burning fireplace.
Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to start eating better? Then it’s time you started doing the cooking, instead of relying on fast food and restaurant takeout. But there’s no need to be tied to your stove, especially on a warm day. Take your culinary skills outside with a cooking gas fire pit.
What a Cooking Gas Fire Pit Includes
It all starts with a fire pit table, the place where you and your family and friends are sure to gather for cooking, relaxing and dining al fresco. Ours are made by Firetainment, a company well known for its quality products and innovative features. Each fire pit table is crafted with care and utilizes unique manufacturing procedures that ensure yours will be used year-round and easily withstand the weather. Each Firetainment gas fire pit can be converted to natural gas, if you prefer it over propane.
Next, add an optional cooking package. This package includes essential items for using your fire pit to cook healthy meals, such as a wind guard, cast iron griddle, Himalayan salt cooking blocks, thermometer, cooking mitts and even a Hibachi-style cooking station. Cook mounts from Firetainment are universal, so you can easily use other items to cook on your gas fire pit. You’ll be all set to experiment with meats, fruits and vegetables grilled outdoors to a tasty finish.
Cooking Gas Fire Pit Table Options
There are plenty of styles to choose from, and shapes from round to rectangular to square. Customize your fire pit table with the color and material (granite or pre-cast) of your choice. Then decide on the height of the base and pick out your preferred color for the beautiful fire glass that sparkles in the hearth. You are sure to find a combination of shape, color, height and material that looks right at home in your luxury outdoor living space. Even when not in use as a cooking station, a Firetainment gas fire pit table is a focal point due to its good looks and handsome styling.
A Cooking Gas Fire Pit is More Than Just a Fire
Perhaps the best feature of a cooking fire pit is the way it provides entertainment in addition to warmth and a cooking surface. The Firetainment fire pit table is made for gathering good friends and family members who like to gather and eat delicious food. They will enjoy watching your skill or perhaps participating in the preparation as much as you enjoy hosting this fun get-together. Go beyond s’mores and hot dogs and use the cooking package to teach your loved ones how to enjoy cooking healthful meals outdoors.
Cooking Fire Pits Make Great Gifts
If you wish to spend more time with friends and family in the upcoming year, a cooking gas fire pit is a must-have addition to your luxury outdoor living space. If you already have one, consider gifting a cooking fire pit to a special loved one on your holiday list. It’s more than just a fire pit, it’s a way to bring people together and share a healthy meal anytime of the year.
As another year comes to a close and the holiday season begins to wind down, many of us reflect back on recent months. This is the perfect time to think about the happy events and positive emotions that made up the moments of last year. It’s also a good time to consider goals for the new year. If you are concerned about making your home the place to create fond memories and bring together family and friends, then you may want to consider adding a safe gas fireplace to your indoor space and perhaps a gas fire pit to your outdoor living area. Here’s why.
The Lure of Flames
There’s just something about a fire that is mesmerizing. In fact, few of us can look away from the flickering flames in a fireplace or dancing atop a candle. Some researchers suggest that it’s our need to produce and control flames to provide a source of warmth for our bodies and heat for cooking. Whatever the reason, we can all agree that people are attracted to flames. And that’s why adding a safe gas fireplace in your home and/or a gas fire pit outdoors is a great idea as far as bringing people together. A gas fireplace produces realistic flames that are comforting, mesmerizing and warm – all things that make us feel cozy, without the danger of getting burned.
Parties Aren’t the Same Without Flames
Whether you are planning a party indoors or out, a safe gas fireplace is a must. For indoor parties, gathering around the flames is only natural. Other than the hottest days of summer, there are plenty of occasions when you will want a cozy fire burning indoors to take off a hint of chill and bring a cozy warmth to any room in the home. Of course, an outdoor gas fire pit is a piece you will use all year long. It lights up the darkest of nights, provides a steady flame for toasting marshmallows and allows you to enjoy your luxury outdoor living room even when temperatures dip to their lowest in the winter.
A Safe Gas Fireplace Dresses the Place Up
With so many different styles and configurations, it’s easy to see how a gas fireplace insert or gas fire pit enhances the décor. Choose a pass-through gas fireplace with glass doors for a truly memorable addition to your indoor living room. Or, build a lovely brick surround for an outdoor gas fire pit that instantly becomes the focal point of your backyard or patio. Little details, such as opting for gorgeous, colored fire glass in the hearth, decorative grill surrounds and flame-proof metal pinecones and acorns add a special touch. Everyone will love congregating at your house when you dress things up with a gorgeous, safe gas fireplace.
Don’t let another year go by without planning special events and occasions to bring loved ones together. Add a gas fireplace insert or a cooking gas fire pit to your home to create shared memories around the hearth that last a lifetime.
Winter has arrived in Southern California. Even though our temps never get as low as neighboring areas, it still gets quite chilly when the sun goes down. In order to continue enjoying your luxury outdoor living space, a gas fire pit is a must. Here’s what you need to know about your options.
No matter how much or how little space you have in your backyard, there is an outdoor fire pit that is sure to fit the space perfectly. You can opt for something grand, such as a large, built-in fire pit with elaborate stone surround or you can go the opposite way, with a small, mobile gas fire pit that tucks neatly away when not in use.
Some factors to consider when deciding on the size are how much outdoor space you wish to heat, how many people will be gathered around the fire pit and whether your location is protected or out in the open. When it comes to finding the right size to fit your needs, you are sure to find it at Hauser’s Patio – and we’re here to help guide you.
Style It Up
Here’s another thing about a cozy gas fire pit – it is sure to fit your style. At Hauser’s Patio, we offer hundreds of styles and shapes. We have everything from unique, contemporary shapes (obelisks, urns and more with or without a pedestal) to classic styles such as coffee tables and occasional-height round shapes. Shapes of rectangle, round amd square in high and low configurations abound. There are plenty of choices when it comes to the material of the base and top and even some color variations.
Another choice you have when selecting the perfect fire pit is the type of media for the gas flames. Ceramic charcoal briquettes are a perennial favorite, but you might fall in love with contemporary media such as bits of glass or river rock. Then again, realistic logs crafted from ceramic, such as you might expect to see in an indoor gas fireplace, are another popular choice. No matter which you select, your gas fire pit will be providing outdoor warmth in high style.
Other Gas Fire Pit Options
In addition to size and style, there are several other considerations for your gas fire pit. For instance, your fire pit can run on liquid propane or natural gas. Do you wish to use it for cooking? That’s an option. You can select its height by adding a riser or putting the fire pit vessel atop a pedestal. Another choice is to add a glass or decorate metalwork surround. Accessorize your gas fire pit with a cover, lazy Susan or even a coffee table extension. The possibilities for customization are nearly endless.
Enjoy the Great Outdoors
Just because it’s cold outside – at least relatively so! – does not mean you can’t get out and enjoy your luxury outdoor living space. Adding a gas fire pit – or two or three or more – is the perfect way to stay warm and cozy all winter long.
Does your San Diego area home have an indoor fireplace? If so, how long has it been in place? Is it a dirty, messy wood-burning fireplace with heat output that can’t be controlled? Perhaps it is a gas fireplace but it could use some spiffing up or modernization. In any of these cases, adding a new indoor gas insert could be an easy way to update your home’s interior.
Why Add a Gas Insert?
So, you already have a wood-burning fireplace. But is it really the cleanest, easiest, most efficient way to provide heat for the rooms in your home?
Consider how much time and effort is involved in procuring wood, stacking it, chopping it, and starting a fire in the grate. It’s a long and involved process and it does not produce instant heat. Not only that, the majority of heat is whisked away up the chimney straight to the outdoors.
By replacing that wood stove with a gas insert, you will save both time and money. You will also enjoy instant warmth and coziness in any room of your room. Today’s gas inserts are clean, convenient and comfortable. And just like a wood-burning stove, a gas insert allows you to heat your home even when the power goes out.
About Gas Fireplace Inserts
Modern technology means that today’s gas fireplace inserts are rich with features that make them more convenient than ever and keep them producing clean warmth for many years. No matter the size of your wood-burning fireplace, there is sure to be a gas insert we can retrofit for a seamless fit.
Some of the best advances in gas fireplace inserts include a built-in thermostat to regulate heat and flames and the option to add a remote control, in addition to other ignition control options. There’s no need to fuss with your gas fireplace; this is the ultimate in convenience.
There’s a difference in the look of a modern gas insert, as well. A wide range of burner systems are available, depending on what type of media (logs, gems, glass, etc.) you select for your gas fireplace. Most include an updated booster grid system to make the fire and glow of your gas logs more intense. The burner controls are hidden to give your gas insert a compact footprint to better fill your fireplace. All of the gas fireplace inserts we feature can be fueled by natural gas or propane. And, finally, there are lots of options for fiber-enriched ceramic logs that look incredibly real; some options even include charred edges.
Add a Gas Insert to Your Fireplace Today
Why waste another day on the tedium of caring for a wood stove that is inefficient and costly? By adding a modern gas insert to your fireplace, you will experience convenience, comfort and clean, cozy warmth.
After you have made the decision to install a safe, warm and cozy vented gas fireplace in your San Diego home, you still have other choices to make. One of those choices is the overall look of the gas fireplace. What you choose depends on your personal preference, the style in your home and the plans you have for it in the future.
Modern or Traditional?
In a very broad sense, a vented gas fireplace is available in either a traditional design or a more contemporary look. The overall style extends from the fireplace surround, to the hearth grate and even includes extra little details such as the addition of metal acorns, pine cones and other accessories.
Here is an example of a vented gas fireplace in a contemporary home. It features clean lines and a stainless metal surround that blends perfectly with modern décor. A smooth hearth echoes the polished tiles used throughout the room. Finally, clear glass gems replace traditional gas logs to complete the look of up-to-date elegance.
For a more traditional style, take your cue from this beautiful realistic vented gas fireplace. The rough stone surround is reminiscent of the original style of wood fireplaces and would look right at home in a cabin or a house with rustic décor. The use of a large set of copycat wood logs makes it look just like a traditional wood-burning fireplace. However, this one is clean, safe and ignites with the flick of a switch.
Which Realistic Vented Gas Fireplace Style is Right for You?
First and foremost, consider the style of the room in which you will install the vented gas fireplace. Is the décor up-to-date? Is it furnished in a style that you love, and wish to keep for years to come? If you plan on doing any type of remodeling or replacing furniture, keep this in mind when you select your gas fireplace. The fireplace tends to be the focal point of a room, so it’s important that it looks like it belongs there.
Next, consider how long you plan on staying in the home. If you are already living in your forever home, the sky is the limit when it comes to selecting exactly what you want in terms of color, style, hearth products and accessories. But if you will be selling your home in the next several years, it is probably best to stay with a conservative style. A realistic vented gas fireplace is usually preferred by most consumers shopping for a house – unless a very contemporary style is used throughout.
Which Will You Choose?
Still having a hard time deciding between all the options for a vented gas fireplace? Call us or stop by our showroom and we will be happy to discuss the alternatives. No matter what style you choose, contemporary or realistic vented gas fireplace, you will not be disappointed when you add this cozy source of warmth to any room of your home.
With the holiday season in full swing, it’s time to start thinking about how you will entertain guests and accommodate family members at your home. It’s not enough to think about party dates, menu selections, invitations and decorations. How about adding natural gas or propane fireplaces throughout your home, indoors and outdoors, to add a touch of warmth and ambience?
Natural Gas or Propane Fireplaces Indoors
One of the best ways to ensure you and your holiday guests stay warm and cozy this winter is by adding an indoor gas fireplace (or two or three) to your home. This is an ideal way to make your home more inviting while efficiently heating any room.
If you already have a wood-burning fireplace in your home, now is a great time to add a gas fireplace insert. Vented gas fireplaces are safer, more efficient and definitely more stylish than wood stoves. The surrounds and hearth products, including realistic logs or fire glass, are available in a wide array of styles, from contemporary to traditional and everything in between.
While the living room is the room of choice for most San Diego homeowners to put natural gas or propane fireplaces for the holidays, consider adding them to a bedroom, rec room, kitchen or home theatre. That little touch of elegance and warmth is appreciated in any room of the home.
For your holiday guests, indoor gas fireplaces are an easy, safe and convenient way to keep warm. Most models are available with a remote control for ultimate convenience. This is the clean, risk-free and effective way to provide warmth, as needed, in a guest bedroom.
Natural Gas or Propane Fireplaces Outdoors
With our temperate climate, many San Diegans enjoy entertaining for the holidays outdoors as well as in. Installing natural gas or propane fireplaces in your outdoor living area is the perfect way to keep your party guests feeling warm as they enjoy the outdoors, while providing a beautiful focal point in your yard or on the patio.
Just as with indoor gas fireplaces, an outdoor model is safer than one that burns wood. It is cleaner and more convenient, too, since you don’t have to find and stack logs for burning. And unlike a wood-burning stove or fireplace, outdoor gas fireplaces are okay to use on any Spare the Air days in California. No need to have your holiday party ruined by the inability to fire up your fireplace.
Hearths for the Holidays
When you want your home to be the place where people gather for the holidays, consider adding natural gas or propane fireplaces throughout your space, both indoors and out. This creates places where people naturally gather to watch the mesmerizing flames and bask in the warmth. Call us today to have your gas fireplaces installed before the holidays arrive.